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SIUE Construction Leadership Institute celebrates 2018 graduates

siueconstructionleadeshipThe Construction Leadership Institute at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville celebrated 29 graduates of its program this month as a part of the CLI Alumni Day and Graduation celebration.

Developed by the SIUE Schools of Business and Engineering, the CLI provides the knowledge, skills and strategies that individuals and companies need in today’s challenging construction industry.

Program Co-Directors Chris Gordon, associate dean of the SIUE School of Engineering, and Kristine Jarden, director of executive education in the SIUE School of Business, oversaw the ceremony.

“The CLI program is designed to align with leadership development needs of the rapidly changing construction industry,” said Gordon. “The CLI Advisory Board takes an active role in helping us continuously update this unique and innovative leadership development program to develop future building industry leaders.”

“CLI’s mission is to produce accomplished leaders who will improve the processes and outcomes in the construction industry,” Jarden said. “We thank the employers for their vision in supporting the education of future business leaders in the industry.”

CLI alumni representing 15 years of the program and the Class of 2018 participated in the festivities.

The Class of 2018 graduates are:

Christopher Ballard – Simms Building Group, Inc.
Katy Beckerle – Alberici
Kerry Brown – Stevens Industries Inc.
Bobby Christopher – Wright Construction Services
Jake Clancy – Alberici
Christopher Darr – Federal Steel & Erection Co.
Brian Dayton – Holland Construction Services
Tim Doran – S. M. Wilson & Co.
Dan Ems – Icon Mechanical
Craig Gonet – Alberici
Walker Gusewelle – Poettker Construction
Nathan Haas – Kaiser Electric
Anne Hoffmann – Raineri Construction
Eric Hoffman – McCarthy Building Companies
Patrick Horan – Drury Development Corp.
Eric Kues – Korte & Luitjohan Contractors Inc.
Nathan Munie – L. Keeley Construction
Cory Parker – Contegra Construction Co.
Kyle Pfundt – Alberici
Ben Pratt – McCarthy Building Companies
Cody Ryan – The Korte Co.
Matt Schmid – Guarantee Electrical
Amy Schmidt -The Korte Co.
Miranda Stevens – Holland Construction Services
Dan Sullivan – O’Shea Builders
Joe Tucker – Raineri Construction
Chris Walker – Guarantee Electrical
Matthew Walters – Alberici
Landon Williams – Stevens Industries Inc.

CLI is an executive education program jointly developed by SIUE’s School of Business and the School of Engineering’s Department of Construction. It brings together professionals from many sectors of the building industry.

Since CLI’s creation, approximately 370 emerging leaders and executives have benefitted from the nine-week program that strengthens leadership, strategic thinking, communications and key management skills.

For more information on the Construction Leadership Institute, visit or call (618) 650-5440.

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